If you remember Computex 2004, you'll more than likely remember ECS's LGA775 designs. PEG16X and AGP slots, along with DDR-II and DDR-I slots, on the same board? That's them.
Given that showing and the fact we've never covered an ECS mainboard product at HEXUS before, snagging their latest wares was something I was keen to do. Duly snagged, the first in a triplet of ECS mainboard reviews covers their P4F Deluxe, a packed LGA775 design that implements the core of Intel's new platform, without breaking the bank. Here's a snippet.
At just under £105 including dreaded V.A.T in the U.K., it's the same price as an ABIT AG8 and significantly less than the DDR-II toting ABIT AA8 DuraMAX, with better performance, features and a better bundle. That's not all. It's nearly £50 cheaper than ASUS's DDR-II Grantsdale board which has a comparable feature set. Providing you've got no trouble investing in DDR-II memory, the ECS PF4 Deluxe looks to be the best LGA775 mainboard we've yet tested at HEXUS, by quite a distance.
Check out the full review here.